Mom, what’s for dinner? – 10 kid-friendly healthy dinners

It’s dinner time. While that usually means you are now supposed to start the relaxing part of your day, when you have kids it often does not exactly feel like that. The daily challenge: identify kid-friendly healthy dinners that leave all plates empty when the meal is finished and their hearts full of joy after munching on a tasty dish.

To accomplish that, you have to first unlock the “What’s for dinner?” challenge, before you can proceed to the next level. However, “What’s for dinner?” is not merely a simple question that can be answered by glancing in the fridge and see what’s there; no, it instantly catapults you into a complicated science experiment.

When kids are part of the equation, it’s not just about what might be a smart and healthy choice for dinner – but it’s also about keeping everyone happy (mom, dad AND the kids). Sure, you could prepare steamed veggies with rice and a green side salad, but would this create a nice atmosphere around the dining table or is mutiny by your disgruntled tiny tribe the more likely reaction? This means that it’s all about discovering the sweet spot between tasty, healthy, quick and easy to create a nice family meal.

Check out these ten tried-and-tested kid-friendly healthy dinners to make the final meal of the day a happy occasion for everyone. The recipes featured here all more or less fall into the low carb soul food category, if you were to attach a label to them. All of the recipes only require 30 minutes or less active preparation time on your end and you will be richly rewarded with a tasty and healthy home-cooked meal with each of them. That’s a promise.

10 kid-friendly healthy dinners

10 kid-friendly healthy dinners to try out this week



Zucchini waffles with sundried tomato ricotta dip

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- Preparation time: 30 min (plus 10-15 min resting time for the zucchini)
- Suitable for meal prep: yes
- Suitable for freezing: yes


Veggie galette with goat cheese

veggie basket recipe
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- Preparation time: 20 min (plus 1 hr 15 min resting time for the zucchini)
- Suitable for meal prep: yes
- Suitable for freezing: yes

Stuffed Lasagna Pepper

Stuffed lasagna pepper recipe
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- Preparation time: 30 min (plus 30 min in the oven)
- Suitable for meal prep: yes
- Suitable for freezing: no


Greek feta veggie casserole

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- Preparation time: 20 min (plus 25 min in the oven)
- Suitable for meal prep: yes
- Suitable for freezing: no


Stuffed sweet potato with broccoli and feta

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- Preparation time: 20 min (plus 40 min in the oven)
- Suitable for meal prep: yes
- Suitable for freezing: no


Ricotta Zucchini Spinach Dumplings

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- Preparation time: 45 min 
- Suitable for meal prep: yes
- Suitable for freezing: yes


Cauliflower pizza

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Preparation time: 15 min (plus 30 min in the oven)
– Suitable for meal prep: yes
– Suitable for freezing: no


Stuffed pepper with broccoli rice and beef

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Preparation time: 15 min (plus 30 min in the oven)
– Suitable for meal prep: yes
– Suitable for freezing: no


Sweet potato beef stir fry

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Preparation time: 25 min
– Suitable for meal prep: yes
– Suitable for freezing: yes


Broccoli rice cookies

recipe for broccoli rice cheese cookies

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Preparation time: 20 min (plus 25 min in the oven)
– Suitable for meal prep: yes
– Suitable for freezing: yes


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